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What do we learn indirectly of the home life of the Ewell family in chapter 17 of...
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We learn that Mayella Ewell is probably an abused young girl who is forced to take care of the rest of her siblings while their father is away each day. The family is poor and uneducated. The most important thing we learn, though, is that Mr. Ewell is left handed. Attitcus has already established that whoever hit Mayella was also left handed. This suggests to Scout and others that Bob Ewell may have been responsible for the bruises on Mayella's face. Tom Robinson is physically incapable of making them because his left hand is useless.
Posted by ms-mcgregor on December 16, 2008 at 3:17 PM (Answer #1)
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